This is the fruit of single-payer, government-run health care:
Forty-three hospital patients starved to death last year and 111 died of thirst while being treated on wards, new figures disclose today.
This is what politicians want to ram down our throats in the United States. But wait, there’s more!
The Office for National Statistics figures also showed that:
* as well as 43 people who starved to death, 287 people were recorded by doctors as being malnourished when they died in hospitals;
* there were 558 cases where doctors recorded that a patient had died in a state of severe dehydration in hospitals;
* 78 hospital and 39 care home patients were killed by bedsores, while a further 650 people who died had their presence noted on their death certificates;
* 21,696 were recorded as suffering from septicemia when they died, a condition which experts say is most often associated with infected wounds.
Consider the headlines if a privately owned hospital/nursing home group had statistics like this. And consider how the media ignores and glosses over the problems with government-run healthcare, while hyping how wonderful this new, wonderful “right” to free healthcare, and as they conflate “access” to goods and services with “free.”
We need to have an adult conversation on health care reform, and to do that we need to get past the American media’s propaganda campaign.